Animal rights activists calling themselves the “East London Chicken Save” have accused non-vegan Jews of perpetrating a “Kosher Holocaust”, storming a kosher slaughterhouse and daubing it and the road outside with graffiti including “Stop the Holocaust” and “Kosher Holocaust” along with a Star of David.
Following an initial peaceful protest at the Kedassia abattoir in Hackney Wick, the activists returned, forcing their way through the gate and shouting “F***ing bastards” at the staff, who they accused of “helping to kill babies”.
Accusing Jews of perpetrating a Holocaust is hateful and offensive. Six million Jewish men, women and children were brutally murdered by the Nazis. The kosher food industry slaughters less than 0.2% of the 760 million chickens killed in the UK each year. The targeting of a kosher slaughterhouse along with the use of this outrageous language gives reason for serious concerns about the motivations of these activists.